AT&T has announced $20 million in contributions to education organizations through its AT&T Aspire program.
The grants will provide support to organizations in twenty-six states focused on providing students with mobile learning opportunities, career skills, and mentoring. Grant recipients include Curriki, which provides a platform where teachers can create and share content; the Get Schooled "Text to Help" program, which answers students’ questions about applying to and paying for college; Code.org and Black Girls CODE, both of which help students gain hands-on work experience in computer science-related fields; We Teach Science and iCouldBe, secure online platforms where students can connect with mentors; and Communities In Schools and Junior Achievement, which provide students with offline mentoring opportunities.
"As students head back to school, we want to make sure we’re doing our part to help them succeed," said Nicole Anderson, executive director of philanthropy at AT&T Services. "We're collaborating with organizations that help students of all ages access mobile learning, mentors, and the skills they need to hit the ground running beginning this fall and well into their futures."